Things To Do
Right. What do you want to see today?
Why not relax on the sandy beaches of the sunny south east? With private access to the golden shores of Ballymoney, it makes a trip to this fabulous little blue flag beach all the more simple. Cahore Pier is a nearby seaside village with a small rocky beach just beside the pier. For a real treat, a quick 10 minute walk from the pier will lead you to a beautiful white sandy beach that stretches along the coast and becomes Morriscastle beach. Curracloe Beach, while a little further away, is one of the most popular beaches in Ireland and stretches across 11 glorious kilometres from Blackwater to Ravens Point, famous for being the location of the D-Day sequence in the Hollywood blockbuster, Saving Private Ryan.
You could go visit the oldest working lighthouse in the world at Hook Head or enjoy a tour of the restored Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens while you watch the peacocks strut by at the castle lakeside with its Gothic towers, waterfall and statues.
In Wexford town, the gleaming National Opera House packs an architectural punch inside and out. Home to Wexford’s famous Opera Festival, the town comes alive with rarely performed operas, fringe street theatre, poetry readings and local art exhibitions. Wexford’s Spiegeltent Festival is quickly becoming the biggest multi-genre festival in Ireland, blending the Olde Worlde feel of the Spiegeltent with the best in popular entertainment.
In New Ross, there’s a replica famine ship called the Dunbrody or you can take a stroll around The John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. In Enniscorthy, the castle is a big deal around here, especially as it will be the new home for the outstanding National 1798 Rebellion Centre.
Finally, Gorey has always been a kind of designer shopping oasis. There are some fantastic boutiques and stores here to which people come from far and near, including names like Ruby Rouge, La Crème Boutique and The Dressing Room.
Don’t be daft, get up, get out there and make your most of Wexford in the solas na gréine.